One of the things we have grown to love at Husband’s workplace is the cafeteria, and how this health-savvy bunch has huge amounts of fresh fruit water— of all types—readily available during lunch hours.
I seriously had no idea that citrus fruits, pineapple, mint, and berries made for such flavorful ice water. Oh, my newfound delight!
As I am delicately delving into healthful, purposeful eating, this “special water juice” seemed like a natural progression for my refrigerator.
I bought two pitchers last grocery cycle, and added some extra fruit for cutting up.
Then, I did some online reading.
The rules for keeping fruit water fresh and yummy is based on:
- the age of your fruit/herbs
- the type of fruit/herbs
- whether the fruit/herbs have been “muddled” (stirred to gently break up the fruit/herbs to release flavor)
I decided to use strawberries and cucumbers for my first batch, and see if they tasted good after 24hrs. (My guess is the berries will have to go, but the cucumber will last up to three days.)
Online sources say to leave the pitcher overnight before drinking, but I was in a hurry to taste my creation. So, I maybe chilled it for 15 minutes. Don’t laugh.
It. was. awesome!!!
If you don’t believe me, ask Husband! He said it was great and drank several glasses.
Here’s what one of the pitchers looked like.
Does it rival Husband’s work cafeteria? Yes!
If someone had told me it was this easy to make, I would’ve started experimenting months ago!
Here are future flavors I have planned:
- Strawberry Watermelon
- Peppermint Lemon
- Ginger Peach
- Basil Pear
- Pineapple Orange
- Orange Cinnamon
- Cucumber Lime
- Passion Fruit
If you have any flavors you think I should add to the list, let me know!